Entering Bay Hill, Tiger 40th in Ryder Cup standings

Tiger Woods heads to the Arnold Palmer Invitational 40th in U.S. Ryder Cup points, having last played at the WGC-Cadillac Championship.

Tiger Woods will enter this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill not only looking for his first victory of the season, but also trying to move up in the U.S. Ryder Cup standings.

Woods is 40th, having played through back pain in recent event. While he would likely receive one of three captain's picks should he not qualify, it's still worth noting that we're three weeks away from the Masters and the world No. 1 is ranked behind such names as Jason Bohn, George McNeill and Justin Leonard.

The top nine will qualify automatically; U.S. captain Tom Watson will announce three captain's picks in September.

On the European side, Henrik Stenson remains atop the European and World points lists.

The top four players in European points standings and top five in World points not already eligible will qualify for the European team. European captain Paul McGinley will announce three captain's picks in September. Here are the standings:

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U.S. POINTS

  • 1. Jimmy Walker . . . 3,861.68
  • 2. Dustin Johnson . . . 3,759.81
  • 3. Bubba Watson . . . 3,018.98
  • 4. Patrick Reed . . . 3,008.55
  • 5. Jason Dufner . . . 2,668.45
  • 6. Harris English . . . 2,543.75
  • 7. Phil Mickelson . . . 2,537.42
  • 8. Zach Johnson . . . 2,365.32
  • 9. Webb Simpson . . . 2,201.10
  • 10. Ryan Moore . . . 2,161.20
  • 11. Chris Kirk . . . 2,025.87
  • 12. Jordan Spieth . . . 1,686.46
  • 13. Kevin Stadler . . . 1,674.15
  • 14. Jim Furyk . . . 1,399.20
  • 15. Kevin Na . . . 1,385.87
  • 16. Gary Woodland . . . 1,372.24
  • 17. Hunter Mahan . . . 1,323.88
  • 18. Ryan Palmer . . . 1,285.17
  • 19. Brian Stuard . . . 1,279.12
  • 20. Russell Henley . . . 1,275.82
  • 21. Scott Stallings . . . 1,235.55
  • 22. Matt Kuchar . . . 1,233.33
  • 23. Will MacKenzie . . . 1,218.17
  • 24. Rickie Fowler . . . 1,188.53
  • 25. Charles Howell III . . . 1,161.54
  • 26. Bill Haas . . . 1,158.90
  • 27. Pat Perez . . . 995.412
  • 28. Chris Stroud . . . 978.170
  • 29. Charley Hoffman . . . 970.658
  • 30. Billy Horschel . . . 964.627
  • 31. Keegan Bradley . . . 962.271
  • 32. Brandt Snedeker . . . 948.777
  • 33. Jason Bohn . . . 935.002
  • 34. Matt Every . . . 876.626
  • 35. Chesson Hadley . . . 839.800
  • 36. Kevin Streelman . . . 807.202
  • 37. Brian Harman . . . 783.899
  • 38. George McNeill . . . 766.240
  • 39. Justin Leonard . . . 764.246
  • 40. Tiger Woods . . . 763.542
  • 41. Scott Brown . . . 695.619
  • 42. Robert Garrigus . . . 690.923
  • 43. Jerry Kelly . . . 674.740
  • 44. Jeff Overton . . . 619.910
  • 45. Scott Langley . . . 609.788
  • 46. Brendon Todd . . . 608.564
  • 47. Bryce Molder . . . 608.373
  • 48. Brendan Steele . . . 601.223
  • 49. Boo Weekley . . . 599.839
  • 50. Jim Renner . . . 580.800

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EURO POINTS

  • 1. Victor Dubuisson . . . 2,290,193.21
  • 2. Jamie Donaldson . . . 2,057,935.99
  • 3. Thomas Bjorn . . . 1,763,153.46
  • 4. Ian Poulter . . . 1,615,132.56
  • 5. Henrik Stenson . . . 1,611,329.08
  • 6. Joost Luiten . . . 1,251,947.98
  • 7. G. Fernandez-Castano . . . 1,206,645.39
  • 8. Sergio Garcia . . . 1,179,724.74
  • 9. Ross Fisher . . . 941,723.71
  • 10. Stephen Gallacher . . . 912,051.02
  • 11. Francesco Molinari . . . 902,844.13
  • 12. Justin Rose . . . 888,166.72
  • 13. Miguel Jimenez . . . 852,116.14
  • 14. David Howell . . . 819,333.49
  • 15. Graeme McDowell . . . 764,766.48
  • 16. Pablo Larrazabal . . . 758,959.05
  • 17. Rory McIlroy . . . 751,077.76
  • 18. Alejandro Canizares . . . 737,332.97
  • 19. Gregory Bourdy . . . 670,979.15
  • 20. Julien Quesne . . . 633,306.99

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WORLD POINTS

  • 1. Henrik Stenson . . . 254.27
  • 2. Sergio Garcia . . . 180.66
  • 3. Victor Dubuisson . . . 150.56
  • 4. Thomas Bjorn . . . 140.98
  • 5. Rory McIlroy . . . 135.09
  • 6. Jamie Donaldson . . . 129.96
  • 7. Ian Poulter . . . 113.39
  • 8. Luke Donald . . . 97.370
  • 9. Stephen Gallacher . . . 95.070
  • 10. Justin Rose . . . 94.22
  • 11. Joost Luiten . . . 89.74
  • 12. Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano . . . 81.24
  • 13. Graeme McDowell . . . 79.60
  • 14. Pablo Larrazabal . . . 75.31
  • 15. Ross Fisher . . . 73.71
  • 16. Miguel Jimenez . . . 69.66
  • 17. Francesco Molinari . . . 64.14
  • 18. Alejandro Canizares . . . 62.51
  • 19. Rafael Cabrera Bello . . . 52.53
  • 20. Morten Orum Madsen . . . 52.52
  • 21. Mikko Ilonen . . . 50.02
  • 22. David Lynn . . . 49.68
  • 23. Julien Quesne . . . 48.12
  • 24. David Howell . . . 46.14
  • 25. Gregory Bourdy . . . 45.36
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